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Poster: flowney Date: Jul 17, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

Please encourage uploaders to provide the highest quality source files possible, SD or HD. This means high bit rate, high frame rate and larger window sizes. For SD, that means 320x240 is not as good as 640x480 which is not as good as 1280x960. For HD, that means 480p is not as good as 720p is not as good as 1080p. Many of the archives holdings were done when 320x240 was the best that could be done digitally. Times have changed, we can do better. Re-digitizing is usually the only way.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jul 17, 2012 12:26pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

we always keep the originals, and for nearly all items, the original qualities are fully available/downloadable.

in terms of the "inline video player", we have periodically recomputed our .mp4 and .ogv files (which are now at 480 vertical (640 horizontal, depending on aspect) for .mp4; and 300 vertical (400 horizontal) for .ogv

we sometimes get grief for touching older items, so we're a bit cautious about how often we "re derive".

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